8-Day Extreme Wild Adventure Uganda Discovery Safari
These 8 days in the wild of different destinations among which are Murchison falls national park, Kibale forest national park, and the famous Queen Elizabeth national park. Gorilla tracking is the most enchanting experience in this forest. You will have an experience of a lifetime as you watch at close range these majestic apes feed, play, and relax. You will conclude this tour with a visit to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest a magnificent green dense rain forest.
Day 1-2: Murchison Falls National Park
Day 3-4: Kibale National Park
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 6-7: Bwindi National Park
Day 8: Entebbe Airport
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 1 : Kampala- Murchison Falls National Park
Begin the panoramic drive northwest through the famous Luwero Triangle and, travel to Masindi via Ziwa Rhino Project. A visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking is a must. After lunch, drive to Murchison Falls. Overnight and dinner at Paraa Safari Lodge.
Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park
After your cup of coffee, cross the Nile by ferry to the northern bank of the park. Your guide will help you spot Elephants, Lions, Cape buffalo, Rothschild's giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. Return to the hotel for breakfast. After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the "Devil's Cauldron". En route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, and crocodiles, and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephants, waterbuck, and Uganda Kob crocodile. This a zone of many bird species like the Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant, and the rare shoebill stork. There you leave the boat and start your - quite heavy - hike to the Top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour). See where the world's longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment. Dinner and Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge.
Day 3: Murchison Falls-Kibale National Park
All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms along Albertine Rift escarpments. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon. Meals and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge.
Day 4: Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking -Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early morning trek for chimpanzees. Kibale is the best reserve in Africa to view chimps, a thick jungle with a towering canopy. In the afternoon, drive to the south into Queen Elizabeth National Park, sightseeing and game viewing en-route. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge.
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Begin your day with a cup of coffee. Early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile makes visitors encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes, and a variety of birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, a two-hour boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel is worthwhile and an opportunity to see Hippo, Buffalo, Kobs, Elephants, warthogs, etc. This trip also enables visitors a chance to see spectacular birds. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge.
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park -Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
With the previous day's memories, breakfast is ready for a guided Chimpanzee/primate walk along Kyambura Gorge to look for habituated chimps through the gorge. After the primate walk, proceed to Ishasha. You will drive along the deep and wide dry craters that are occupied by savanna grasses and acacia. The drive takes you through the unique western rift valley escarpment and the (southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park) Ishasha sector where you will take on yet another game drive in search of tree-climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The journey takes about 4 hours but drives through interesting features. Arrive at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening. This park is home to rare mountain gorillas. Apart from gorillas, there are a wide variety of primates to see including blue and red-tailed monkeys. The forest itself is lush and green and there are streams running through it. Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Lodge.
Day 7: Bwindi Gorilla tracking
After breakfast set off early with guides to track the gorillas. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each gorilla safari encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming, and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display. Time permitting, spend the afternoon on a community foot safari to explore the lifestyle of the people living and surrounding the park. Return to camp exhilarated to relieve the encounter with friends over a drink. Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Lodge.
Day 8: Bwindi -Kampala/Entebbe
After early breakfast, Drive back to Kampala with a visit to Igongo Cultural village to explore and learn the Bahima and Ankole culture. This is the place where the future meets the past. Continue your drive to the Equator crossing with your lunch en route before you drive back to Kampala/Entebbe to drop off at the International Airport or Hotel. Meal Plan B-L End of Service.
- Park fees
- Gorilla permits
- Chimp permits
- All activities
- All accommodation
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals & Drinks
- International flights (From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees